Writing is an interesting endeavor. You put yourself out there. You make mistakes. You start over. You rewrite.
You question yourself, wondering if you are doing a good job.
And you balance the other parts of your life.
Those other parts of your life tend to creep in, crawling and growing like an ivy smothering your will power.
How do you combat this ivy? Is there a weed killer that works?
Writing groups can really provide a lot of support. They give you ideas on how to combat writer’s block. They accept your faults. They accept your failures. They provide constant support when you need it.
I was lucky enough to join a terrific group that I found online. I may be gone or have other obligations for a month, and I don’t miss a beat. They catch me up without judging me and give me renewed strength.
That’s a treasure I don’t have to dig for. That’s a treasure that sparkles brighter than any jewel ever found.
In today’s world, we focus so much on wealth and shiny things.
But when you get down to it, it’s the qualities that make us human – compassion, consideration, understanding, tolerance, and kindness – that truly sparkle.